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5 battery energy storage projects to watch in 2016

It's a universal truth that a grid looking to integrate high levels of variable renewables must be in need of energy storage. Or something along …

E.ON Joins AEP in $18M VC Investment in Greensmith to Grow Grid-Scale Energy Storage

In August, we reported that privately held Greensmith, a provider of software for grid-scale energy storage, had closed an "oversubscribed" $12.3 …

Gates, Zuckerberg join tech moguls to fund clean energy tech

A number of the world’s most powerful figures in tech have come together to invest in technologies aimed at bringing affordable and reliable clean energy to the planet.<p>The Breakthrough Energy Coalition, comprised of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Amazon CEO Jeff …

Elon Musk's Energy Storage Dreams Coming Under Pressure From Big-Time Competition

Big industrial companies are getting into energy storage and it could pose a challenge to Tesla Motors.<p>The Gigafactory Elon Musk's <b>Tesla Motors</b> …

Meet the mom-and-pop investors of China's stock market

But in China, it wasn't the big banks or brokerage firms that absorbed the brunt of the financial shock.<p>It was the "mum-and-pop" investors: pensioners, students, security guards and electricians, most with limited knowledge of their stock market. They make up 80% of all transactions on the Chinese …

Bentley SUV offers optional $170,000 clock

The recently-unveiled Bentley Bentayga SUV is now the first word in luxurious, high-riding motoring. More than that, it is also now the first word in …

Bentley Bentayga

UET Backs Up Energy Storage Challenge To Tesla With More Flow Battery Info (CT Exclusive Interview)

<b>Published on</b> August 30th, 2015 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>66<p>UET Backs Up Energy Storage Challenge To Tesla With More Flow Battery Info (CT Exclusive …

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

The One Chart To Show You The Future Of Grid Energy Storage

The United States installed 5.8 megawatts of energy storage systems during the first quarter of this year, a 16% bump over the same period a year ago, according to a report released by GTM Research and Energy Storage Association on Thursday.<p>Those energy storage systems are mostly lithium-ion …

AES Energy Storage, NEC Energy Solutions, and RES Americas Score Highest in Navigant Research Assessment of Energy Storage Systems Integrators, According to Navigant Research

BOULDER, Colo., May 27, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 12 leading …

5 TEDTalks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a big fan of TEDTalks -- they’re full of insights on everything from human nature to scientific breakthroughs to trends in design. They’re inspirational, informative and eye-opening in ways that can help you become a better person and …

This is an energy storage startup you need to know about

• Ucilia Wang<br>• 3 years ago<br>• Tags: Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Demand Response, Edison, Energy, Energy Storage, lithium-ion battery, solar energy, …

Tesla is facing stiff competition in its plan to generate new revenue through batteries

Tesla Motors Inc.'s plan to generate new revenue by repackaging electric car batteries as home and business power-storage systems faces stiff competition for both customers and the government subsidies that are critical to the market's growth.<p>At the unveiling of its suite of storage battery systems …

Stealthy Norwegian entrepreneur aims to revolutionize U.S. energy storage

(Reuters) - Jostein Eikeland, a Norwegian entrepreneur with a mixed record of success, is hoping to jolt the world of energy storage.<p>On Tuesday, Eikeland’s latest venture, Alevo, will unveil a battery that he says will last longer and ultimately cost far less than rival technologies.<p>The technology, …

Steve Blank On Why Most Startups Fail, And It's Got Nothing To Do With Technology

When well-known entrepreneur Steve Blank took the stage at Qualcomm’s San Diego headquarters last week, it felt a little like a rock star was in the house. The audience was chock full of current and aspiring startup founders, many of them engineers (this was Qualcomm’s stage, after all….).<p>Blank is …

Itochu entering US energy conservation market

TOKYO -- Trading company Itochu is acquiring a stake in a California startup that markets energy storage systems to retail businesses.<p>Itochu will …

Why Energy Storage is About to Get Big – and Cheap

tl;dr: Storage of electricity in large quantities is reaching an inflection point, poised to give a big boost to renewables, to disrupt business …

12 energy storage startups to watch in 2015

If you care about the world’s transition to clean power, then you should pay attention to the emerging market for energy storage. A lot of times when …

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Wall Street's trillion dollar money managers are under threat from a new breed of low-cost advisers

But they're now under siege from well-funded startups that offer a wide array of advisory services at a low cost thanks to broad use of automated functions.<p>These are the robo-advisers.<p>We're only in the first inning of the wealth-management wars, but this business that has historically been …

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

US Energy Storage Market to Grow 250% in 2015

The U.S. is on the cusp of a breakout year for energy storage, according to the inaugural U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report from GTM Research and …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Time Management

Deals: 23% Off Equil Smartpen 2, Converts Handwritten Notes to Digital

Featured today in the iPad Insight Deals section is the <b>Equil Smartpen 2</b> – which turns your notes and sketches into digital copies. It’s on offer at $129.99 – 23% off its standard price.<p>The Equil Smartpen 2 is compatible with iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. Here are some of its standout</i> …

The World's Biggest Vehicle-to-Grid Experiment Is Happening at a California Air Force Base

The U.S. government's leader in electric vehicles? It's the U.S. Air Force.<p><i>U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice</i><p>Vehicle to grid technology is easy to explain. Parked electric vehicles plug in to recharge, but can also feed juice back into the grid when they have plenty and there's a grid demand for …

Industry Gathering Aims to Reshape Future of America’s Drone Business

At Robofest, first things first. First there’s the wine, provided courtesy of one of the Washington, D.C. area’s most influential aerospace …

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation

Many observers feel that energy storage has the potential to be one of the ‘next big things.’ A number of companies are working hard at developing and deploying storage technologies, and raising money as well. Stem – a company that has created and implemented an on-site storage solution that …